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Renault Clio Review :: Final long-term report

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Writing this final report on our Renault Clio feels like saying ‘Bon voyage’ to a good friend unsure of when, or if, you’ll ever see them again, so much has it become part of the family since rolling into the CarAdvice garage in February. Not all long-termers endear themselves in such a way, but over [...]

Renault Clio RS : Hardcore limited editions ruled out

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A Renault Sport spokesperson has ruled out returning the Renault Clio RS to its traditional, hardcore enthusiast roots, even with the introduction of a limited edition model. Renault Sport sales and communications director Regis Fricotte has dismissed any future Clio RS limited edition will be created in the same vein as the third-generation Clio F1 [...]

Mini Cooper S v Renault Clio RS : Comparison Review

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Mini Cooper S is now cheaper and more powerful than ever before, completely revamped and repositioned in its new generation to play against the more affordable breed of small hot-hatches. The Renault Clio RS200 launched last year, meanwhile, has become more of a fashionable hot-hatch, seemingly stepping into a pond the reborn Brit has [...]

Who Says You Can't Slide Front-Drive Cars?

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Common knowledge says front-wheel-drive cars understeer and rear-wheel-drive cars oversteer. This is not always the case, as legendary rally wheelman Jean Ragnotti demonstrates with a Renault Clio Kit Car. Read more...

Renault Clio Review :: Long-term report five

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A first month of smooth sailing in our new Renault Clio had us convinced we’d handed back bad luck with our original Clio long-termer, which copped a rogue tree branch to its bonnet one cyclonic Sydney night. That the phrase ‘the Clio Curse’ is now notorious at the CarAdvice office probably gives you an indication [...]

Violent crash in a ridiculous tiny car filmed with GoPro cameras

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

"Can you feel your legs?" That's what pilot Steve Poot asks copilot Nicolas Pire after badly crashing their Renault Clio R3t at the 2014 Rallye de Wallonie, in Belgium. The Clio is a ridiculous small French car so this must really suck despite the safety cage. Read more...

The Week That Was: Holden’s Future Plans, Renault Clio GT, Vale Harry Firth

Holden aimed to sure up its future in Australia this week, holding a media event which outlined a series of ‘new’ models. Coming to a dealer near you in 2015 will be the Cascada convertible, Astra VRX, Astra GTC and the Insignia VXR; all Opel-sourced models, some of which will be ‘returning’ following Opel’s departure from the local market last year. Show More Summary

2014 Renault Megane Facelift In Australia From July

2014 RENAULT MEGANE Renault’s facelifted Megane range, revealed in September last year, will make its Australian debut in the coming months. Speaking at the launch of the new Clio GT hatch this week, Renault Australia boss Justin Hocevar told TMR that buyers can expect a July launch for the updated Megane. Show More Summary

Renault Clio GT Review

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Renault Clio GT is the semi-sporty mid-way point between the regular Clio hatchback and the high-performance Renault Sport version, so we were keen to find out if sporty styling and suspension has enhanced or hindered what is already one of the segment’s top picks. Available in two trim levels, the Renault Clio GT starts at [...]

2014 Renault Clio GT Review

2014 RENAULT CLIO REVIEW What’s Hot: Handles well, looks cooler than the base Clio. What’s Not: Not as fast as an RS, not as comfortable as a regular Clio. X-FACTOR: Sporty looks without the RS 200’s pricetag. Vehicle Style: 5-door light...Show More Summary

Renault Megane :: facelifted range confirmed for July debut

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Renault Australia has confirmed the July arrival of the facelifted Renault Megane range. Speaking at the launch of the new Renault Clio GT, the local division’s managing director Justin Hocevar told CarAdvice the new-look Renault Megane range will launch here at the start of the third quarter of the year, stating it will again comprise of hatch, coupe, convertible, wagon [...]

Renault Clio GT :: pricing and specifications

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Renault Clio GT has officially launched in Australia, bridging the gap between the standard city car and its hot-hatch RS flagship. Confirmed for the local market back in February, the Renault Clio GT starts at $25,290, with a higher-specced GT Premium model commanding an extra $3500 with its $28,790 price-tag. Intended to provide local [...]

Renault Clio GT: Price And Features For Australia

RENAULT CLIO GT AUSTRALIA Renault’s new Clio GT hatch is now on sale in Australia, offering a sharper and more sporting look - but without the price premium of the hero Clio RS model. The new model may not pack as big a punch, but Renault...Show More Summary

Renault Clio Review : Long-term report four

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

After three months with a Renault Clio powered by a four-cylinder turbo engine linked to a six-speed automatic, we’ve swapped to a Clio with a three-cylinder turbo and five-speed manual. In Australia, the only Clio with an automatic gearbox is the 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo with a healthy 88kW of power and 190Nm of torque. It [...]

2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Cup Review

CLIO RS 200 REVIEW Vehicle style: Light-segment five-door hot hatch Price: $31,290 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 147kW/240Nm 4cyl petrol turbo | 6sp twin-clutch EDC automatic Fuel economy listed: 6.3 l/100km | tested: 9.8 l/100km OVERVIEW So, Renault's Clio RS is now automatic-only. Show More Summary

Geneva LIVE: 2014 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The limited-edition Clio gains a bespoke appearance package.

Geneva: Renault Clio RS Monaco GP carries on the tradition in Geneva

In the United States, our hot hatchback options are growing, with cars like the Ford Focus ST, Fiesta ST and the new Mini Cooper S keeping American drivers entertained alongside more traditional models like the Volkswagen GTI. What drivers in North America don't get to experience, though, is the French take on la voiture chaude. Show More Summary

Renault Megane RS : dual-clutch for next-gen hot-hatch; manual under a cloud

4 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The next-generation Renault Megane RS may follow the smaller Clio RS in ditching its traditional manual gearbox entirely in favour of a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT). Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show, Renault Sport Technologies CEO Patrice Ratti confirmed it was logical to offer a DCT in the next-generation Megane RS hot-hatch, [...]

Renault Clio RS Monaco GP

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

--> We’re quite aware that the Geneva Motor Show is going to be a busy time in the industry. With so many debuts that are scheduled during the show, it’s easy to see a lot of models get lost in the shuffle. That’s the nature of an event like Geneva, but one car we know is going to get its well-deserved shine is the Renault Clio RS Monaco GP. Show More Summary

Geneva Preview: 2014 Renault Clio RS Monaco GP

5 months agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The limited-edition Clio gains a bespoke appearance package.

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